This week Jessica Lauryn visits the blog. Jessica writes bad boys who have demons of their own to face, usually while trying to seduce their respective heroines, but she throws in twists like magic and suspense. Who doesn't love action, suspense, romance and magic? Jessica's brand is Romance...Where the Bad-Boy Always Wins. Today I asked her one question about her favorite heroes.
BBTF: Your bio says you're most intrigued by dark heroes. What constitutes a dark hero and what do you like most?
Jessica: Just hearing the phrase 'Dark Hero' gets my imagination going - it sounds so sexy, doesn't it? To me, a dark hero is one who is flawed, as all heroes are, but whose demons and past mistakes run deeper and tap into an essentially darker territory than others. The dark hero may be a former villain from a previous story or he may simply be a man who has crossed into a dark place and is in need of major reform. His reasons for making the decisions he has were based on what he previously deemed to be good intentions but the difficult decisions he has made have ultimately have led him down a dark path that he must now overcome.
Not every dark hero is the same and sometimes the initial intentions which have brought him to his current state of being are not as noble as others. But some qualities these bad-boys can (and should!) share in common are boldness, bravery, and shameless bad-boy charm - sexy traits that are sure to make even the most unlikely heroine give him a second look!
A hero can only truly be at his strongest after he has been put to the test. And when a hero has gone to his darkest place, to a place full of temptation and doubt and often the enormous mistakes that come as a result of it, his finally conquering his demons can make him one strong hero indeed!
You can find out more about Jessica Lauryn's books on her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!